LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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What does being healthy mean to you?
Define Health The state of well-being in which all of the components of health-physical, emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and environmental-are in balance Compare your definition to Webster’s What does being healthy mean to you?

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Components of Health

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Components of Health Physical Health-refers to the way your body functions Eating right, exercise, free from diseases and sickness Emotional Health-expressing your emotions in a positive, nondestructive way Social Health-the quality of your relationships with your friends, family, and others. Occupational Health-Level of satisfaction with what you do, your productivity, the environment you work in, and your compensation.

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Components cont. Mental Health-is the ability to recognize reality and cope with the demands of daily life Strongly influenced be emotional health Spiritual Health-is maintaining harmonious relationships with other living things and having spiritual direction and purpose Religious beliefs or purpose in life Values: a strong belief or ideal Environmental Health-is keeping your air and water clean, your food safe, and the land around you enjoyable and safe

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Health in the Past: Infectious Diseases
In the 1800’s and early 1900’s, the leading causes of death in the US were infectious diseases Infectious diseases- diseases caused by pathogens, such as bacteria Can be passes from one person to another Ex: polio, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and the flu

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Health Today: Lifestyle Diseases
Advances in medicine, living conditions, etc. have put infectious diseases under control Today, most health problems are related to our lifestyle Lifestyle diseases -are caused by unhealthy behaviors and other factors Ex: diabetes, heart disease, types of cancer

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Health Risk Factors Risk Factor: is anything that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other health problems. Ex: Family history Stress level Overweight and obesity Smoking Lack of exercise

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Controllable Risk Factors
Risk factors that you can do something about Controlled by your behavior Physical activity, smoking, weight, diet

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Uncontrollable Risk Factors
Factors that are unable to be changed Age, race, gender, heredity

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Six Health Risk Behaviors
Sedentary Lifestyle -not taking part in physical activity on a regular basis Alcohol and other drug use Can cause liver disease, cancer, heart disease, and brain damage Sexual Activity Behaviors that cause injury Tobacco Use Poor Eating Habits

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You can protect your health by focusing on controllable risk factors that you can change through your behavior. What behaviors should you focus on? Let’s take a look at the the leading causes of death for teens…

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Leading Causes of Death Among Teens
Motor vehicle accidents (33%) Homicide (16%) Suicide (12%) Other accidents (13%) Other causes (26%)

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6 Components Review As you can see, many of the components of health can be affected by the other components. One weak component can affect a person’s overall health, thus “balance” is included in the definition of health. Wellness-is the achievement of a person’s best in all 6 components of health. **Personal Health Assessment

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Influences on your Wellness
Hereditary Influences Heredity- traits you inherit from your parents Examples? Social Influences The relationships you have with other people Abstinence: stay away from/don’t engage in Cultural Influences Culture-is the values, beliefs, and practices shared by people that have a common background Environmental Influences Your surroundings

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Taking Charge of Your Wellness
1. Knowledge Health Literacy-the knowledge of health information needed to make good choices about your health 2. Lifestyle behavioral changes–there is a difference between knowledge and behavior 3. Attitude by changing your attitude, you can act in ways that work to make you a healthier person

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Four Ways Society Addresses Health Problems
Public Health is the practice of protecting and improving the health of people in a community Medical Advances Technology Public Policy Education

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Public Service Announcement
A message created to educate people about an issue.

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Make a PSA In a small group:
Create a message to educate people about an issue Make sure your info is accurate Know your audience

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